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Crown Point impressive in girls tennis loss

Crown Point impressive in girls tennis loss

Jim Hunsley describes how Crown Point's tennis team, including doubles player Olivia Elston, reacted positively in defeat.

June 02, 2014 1:50 pm
Crown Point falls short at girls tennis semistate

Crown Point falls short at girls tennis semistate

CROWN POINT | Tears continued to well up in the eyes of Crown Point No. 1 doubles player Olivia Elston, but she still found slivers of positive light minutes after a heartbreaking loss.

May 31, 2014 7:30 pm Photos

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Bishop Noll advances to Lake Station softball sectional championship

LAKE STATION | Bishop Noll coach Rich Sobilo adjusted the saying, but "believing is seeing" was the mantra which worked well for the Warriors on Wednesday.

May 28, 2014 8:30 pm

Valpo, Michigan City girls fall in LaPorte tennis regional semis

LAPORTE | Valpo lost 4-1 to South Bend St. Joseph on May 14, but Vikings girls tennis coach Tim Shideler believed things could be different in Tuesday's LaPorte Regional semifinals.

May 27, 2014 8:15 pm
Burke makes her points in debates and tennis matches

Burke makes her points in debates and tennis matches

Whether she's engaged in a debate or on the tennis court, Chesterton junior Abby Burke has become proficient at finding her opponent's weaknesses.

May 20, 2014 5:00 pm Photos

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Portage doubles players Mota and Wilk find the resolve to keep playing

Portage doubles players Mota and Wilk find the resolve to keep playing

Freshman frustrations only strengthened the resolve of Portage tennis players Patty Mota and Lauren Wilk.

April 29, 2014 11:00 pm Photos

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Wheeler's Garcia becomes leader of the tennis team

Wheeler's Garcia becomes leader of the tennis team

Celeste Garcia transferred from E.C. Central to Wheeler last year, shed tears during her first tennis practice with the Bearcats and felt out of place at No. 1 singles last spring.

April 15, 2014 6:00 pm Photos

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Portage grad takes over Boone Grove girls tennis program

Portage grad takes over Boone Grove girls tennis program

Katie Sarnowski hopes for an attentive audience whether she's teaching a high school class or instructing her tennis players.

April 04, 2014 5:00 pm Photos

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Times Indiana Girls Basketball Player of the Year: LaPorte's Jaclyn Heath

Times Indiana Girls Basketball Player of the Year: LaPorte's Jaclyn Heath

Winning a softball national championship couldn't sway Jaclyn Heath's thoughts about her favorite sport, basketball.

March 20, 2014 7:00 pm Photos

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Chesterton prepares for title defense with four state records in prelims

Chesterton's boys swimming team asserted their influence early, middle and late at Friday's state prelims.

February 28, 2014 9:15 pm
Chesterton senior class leaves its mark on boys swimming program

Chesterton senior class leaves its mark on boys swimming program

Three years ago, veteran Chesterton coach Kevin Kinel already noted the eye-popping results being produced by his freshman boys class.

February 26, 2014 5:30 pm Photos

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Chesterton cruises to its 16th consecutive sectional title

Chesterton cruises to its 16th consecutive sectional title

LAPORTE | Chesterton senior Aaron Whitaker broke his own LaPorte Sectional records in the 100-yard fly with a time of 48.73 and 100 back in 49.8, and came up with a straightforward plan for teammates Saturday afternoon.

February 22, 2014 7:00 pm Photos

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Chesterton's Rodriguez looks to qualify for state in the backstroke

Chesterton's Rodriguez looks to qualify for state in the backstroke

Chesterton coach Kevin Kinel describes senior swimmer Nate Rodriguez as someone whose "cup is always full."

February 19, 2014 5:30 pm Photos

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Krause regains health, takes top seed in 100 fly state prelims

Flu symptoms weakened Vanessa Krause the last few weeks, but she appeared to be much healthier in Friday's state finals prelims.

February 14, 2014 10:00 pm

Morgan Twp., Kouts break out early for Class A sectional wins

KOUTS | Morgan Township coach Kevin Krieger has wanted more consistent play from his post players this season.

February 12, 2014 9:00 pm
Chesterton freshman swimmer Wing cashes in on her lone state-qualifying opportunity

Chesterton freshman swimmer Wing cashes in on her lone state-qualifying opportunity

Aubrey Wing did enough waiting at Saturday's Chesterton Sectional, so she wanted to avoid repeating that process the next day.

February 12, 2014 5:00 pm Photos

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Chesterton rolls to 15th consecutive girls swimming sectional title

Chesterton rolls to 15th consecutive girls swimming sectional title

CHESTERTON | Cara Kroeger realized early on that this would be a special day in the pool.

February 08, 2014 7:15 pm Photos

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Chesterton freshman swimmer Hanas off to fast start

Whether she's on the golf course or in the swimming pool, Chesterton freshman Andrea Hanas is a quick study.

February 05, 2014 5:00 pm
Portage diver Fannin puts postseason near misses behind him

Portage diver Fannin puts postseason near misses behind him

Portage diver John Fannin is no stranger to postseason heartache.

January 29, 2014 5:30 pm Photos

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Time drops in the pool now the norm for Wheeler's Metzger

Time drops in the pool now the norm for Wheeler's Metzger

Wheeler sophomore Rachel Metzger enjoys being a three-sport athlete, because she doesn't have to worry about staying fit.

January 22, 2014 5:00 pm Photos

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Crown Point breaks seven records, but Chesterton still wins 15th straight DAC girls swim meet

Crown Point breaks seven records, but Chesterton still wins 15th straight DAC girls swim meet

LAPORTE | Chesterton sophomore Vanessa Krause took this week's history lesson to heart before entering the water for Saturday's Duneland Athletic Conference meet.

January 18, 2014 6:00 pm Photos

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Wheeler's Fekete finally finds himself in swimming

Wheeler's Fekete finally finds himself in swimming

Jack Fekete took swimming lessons when he was in elementary school, but he didn't quickly take to the water.

January 15, 2014 5:30 pm Photos

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Crown Point swimmers dominate at Highland Invitational

Crown Point swimmers dominate at Highland Invitational

HIGHLAND | Midweek, Crown Point girls swimming coach Bryon Angerman described his team as "lethargic, kind of in hibernation."

January 11, 2014 6:00 pm Photos

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Valparaiso diver McBride finds solution to back pain, now full strength

Valparaiso diver McBride finds solution to back pain, now full strength

Routine ice baths and in-season breaks could be a thing of the past for Valparaiso junior diver Taylor McBride.

January 08, 2014 5:00 pm Photos

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Chesterton freshman swimmer Slaughter makes strides

Chesterton freshman swimmer Slaughter makes strides

As a 10-year-old swimmer, Wesley Slaughter needed a kick start.

January 01, 2014 5:30 pm Photos

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Portage girls basketball pasta parties turn into charitable functions

Portage girls basketball pasta parties turn into charitable functions

Team-building pasta parties took a charitable turn for the Portage girls basketball team.

December 26, 2013 7:00 pm Photos

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Chesterton swimmer Whitaker eyes a career in the U.S. Navy

Chesterton swimmer Whitaker eyes a career in the U.S. Navy

Ethan Whitaker has dreamed about life in the U.S. Navy for quite some time, but he never gave much thought about being a top-notch swimmer.

December 18, 2013 5:30 pm Photos

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Cameron Klimczak adds to the family swimming tradition

Cameron Klimczak adds to the family swimming tradition

Swimming is much more than a choice for South Central freshman Cameron Klimczak. It's a way of life.

December 11, 2013 5:00 pm
Michigan City transfer Parrish producing early for Valpo boys swimming

Michigan City transfer Parrish producing early for Valpo boys swimming

Soft-spoken and understated about his swimming practice demeanor, Valparaiso sophomore Isaiah Parrish still gains attention from his teammates.

December 04, 2013 5:30 pm Photos

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Heralded age-grouper Kostbade begins his swimming career at Chesterton

Heralded age-grouper Kostbade begins his swimming career at Chesterton

Gary Kostbade was in attendance when Chesterton won its initial boys swimming state title in 2008, and he watched the Trojans win titles in 2009 and last winter on line.

November 19, 2013 5:30 pm Photos

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IU gets Chesterton swimmers Pieroni, Wallar; Whitaker picks Michigan

IU gets Chesterton swimmers Pieroni, Wallar; Whitaker picks Michigan

College-decision ceremonies are nothing new for Kevin Kinel, but Tuesday's event stood out in the mind of the veteran Chesterton swimming coach.

October 29, 2013 7:15 pm Photos

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Washington Twp., Wheeler advance to the boys soccer sectional championship

UNION TWP. | Washington Township boys soccer coach Joe Nugent had mixed emotions Wednesday.

October 09, 2013 9:00 pm
Valpo, LaPorte boys tennis fall at Portage Regional

Valpo, LaPorte boys tennis fall at Portage Regional

PORTAGE | Valparaiso coach Tim Shideler hoped his players could exploit some Penn mistakes Tuesday afternoon, but those opportunities were few and far between.

October 08, 2013 8:30 pm Photos

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Valpariaiso's Klumpe overcomes back injury, improves his game at No. 2 singles

Valpariaiso's Klumpe overcomes back injury, improves his game at No. 2 singles

A rough start to the season served Noah Klumpe well.

October 07, 2013 6:45 pm Photos

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Inclement weather halts boys tennis play in the Portage Sectional championship

Inclement weather halts boys tennis play in the Portage Sectional championship

PORTAGE | Thursday's foreboding skies were the backdrop as Valparaiso No. 3 singles player Derek Wappel tried to serve out his match.

October 03, 2013 7:00 pm Photos

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Valpo, Chesterton boys tennis teams advance at Portage Sectional

Valpo, Chesterton boys tennis teams advance at Portage Sectional

PORTAGE | Jack Hibbard's team had already been eliminated before he finished his first set at No. 1 singles Wednesday, but the Wheeler junior found a way to extend his season.

October 02, 2013 8:00 pm Photos

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Wheeler tennis player Hibbard not slowed by labrum tear

Wheeler tennis player Hibbard not slowed by labrum tear

A great deal of Jack Hibbard's offseason tennis regimen was lost to a labrum tear in his right shoulder, but the Wheeler No. 1 singles player never thought his junior season would be in jeopardy.

October 01, 2013 6:45 pm Photos

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Valparaiso's Williams enjoying his lone season at No. 1 singles

Valparaiso's Williams enjoying his lone season at No. 1 singles

Tennis wasn't Peter Williams' first sport, but it's his No. 1 love now.

September 24, 2013 6:00 pm Photos

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Portage's Fannin adjust to life at No. 1 singles

Portage's Fannin adjust to life at No. 1 singles

Portage first-year tennis coach Scott Garrison figured senior John Fannin could handle the pressure-packed rigors of No. 1 singles.

September 10, 2013 6:15 pm Photos

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Portage coach Garrison has lofty goals for tennis program

Portage coach Garrison has lofty goals for tennis program

Scott Garrison loves coaching tennis, but he hasn't always enjoyed the long drives to and from practice.

August 14, 2013 5:00 pm Photos

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Jacobs, Meihofer finish strong at Northern Am

Jacobs, Meihofer finish strong at Northern Am

CHESTERTON | Bobby Jacobs didn't win the Northern Amateur, but the recent Valparaiso grad picked up some valuable pointers.

July 26, 2013 9:45 pm Photos

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Ryan fares well against youthful competition at Northern Am

Ryan fares well against youthful competition at Northern Am

CHESTERTON | Jeff Ryan said a lot of the competition was old enough to be his own children, but that didn't stop the 45-year-old golfer from hanging with the field at the 38th annual Northern Amateur.

July 25, 2013 8:00 pm Photos

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Portage's Hayes is The Times Softball Coach of the Year

Portage's Hayes is The Times Softball Coach of the Year

Early-morning feedings for her youngest child and nail-biting finishes to softball games have been the recent norm for Portage softball coach Lisa Hayes.

June 20, 2013 6:00 pm Photos

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Portage's Jones is the Times Softball Player of the Year

Portage's Jones is the Times Softball Player of the Year

Amidst the celebratory hugs, shouts and tears after the Class 4A softball state championship win, Portage pitcher Kiley Jones received a heartfelt phone call from her aunt.

June 20, 2013 5:30 pm Photos

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Valpo golfer Gariup wants to end career on high note at state finals

Valpo golfer Gariup wants to end career on high note at state finals

Valparaiso's Andrew Gariup blinked one hole before completing his first even-par, 18-hole round in a high school competition.

June 09, 2013 7:45 pm Photos

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Portage McKnight twins fuel each other's motivation for state finals competition

Portage McKnight twins fuel each other's motivation for state finals competition

Jade McKnight doubles the state finals appearances of twin sister Jalise, but the Portage long jumper remains envious of her sibling center fielder.

June 07, 2013 1:31 pm Photos

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Upton answers the bell at first base for Portage softball

Upton answers the bell at first base for Portage softball

Portage's Stephanie Upton moved from catcher to first base last season, and she stopped playing both soccer and basketball this year to focus solely on softball.

June 06, 2013 1:31 pm Photos

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